In today’s time, it is extremely emphasized Hijab in the manner of dressing, yet in our Qur’an, hijab is mentioned in the aspect of manners and dressing.
In this part, I would like to explore Hijab, in the perspective of manners, modesty/moderate, and lifestyle.
A believer or a Muslim behaves accordingly to the Qur’an and Muhammad (SAW)’s Hadiths. Also there is a reason for that. We know whatever Allah (swt) has commended us is for our own benefit (in this life and Hereafter) and the benefit of the society.
- Smile – Smiling does not only bring calmness, but also is a sadaqa
- Self Respect – If you respect yourself, your body, your mind, and your soul, you will automatically respect elders, youngers, and children.
- Helping Hand – Our Prophet (saw) always helped in and outside the house. He (SAW) helped friends and strangers alike
- Be Grateful – The whole domain belongs to Allah (swt) and He knows best for you and me, so whatever and whenever you are in life, be appreciative and thankful
- Lower your voice – this goes for both genders. We have to watch our voice level, tone, and laugh.
- Walk – Don’t walk hard or with pride. With hard walk, earth is in pain and with pride; the society and people around us are in pain.
- Cleanliness/Hygiene- This is extremely important, physically and emotionally for oneself and the society
- Gaze/Tongue – Both genders equally are fully responsible for his/her words and action, whether it is done by tongue, eyes, ears, feet, hands, and etc.
- Self Respect – Dress accordingly
- Health/Free Time – We all love eating, watching movies, hanging out, listening to music (I am not going to lie, cause I do too love all that), but be moderate in that, since in today’s time it is challenging, yet we have to be careful of how we use our health and time. Keep track!
- Religion/Worldly – We all have responsibilities. Remember that we are in this world for Allah (swt), so don’t become too busy in worldly affairs, take sometime for Him. Though that doesn’t mean that we become extreme in religious beliefs, we also have been told by Allah (swt) that we should enjoy our life as long as it is halal (permitted within the laws of Islam)
- Waste – Don’t waste food, clothes, or yourself
- Be Knowledgeable – Spread positive knowledge
- Secrecy/Charity – When you do good deeds, keep that within you and Allah (swt) and trust Him. Don’t share or brag. Whatever you hear, keep it to yourself or if needed share with Allah (swt) only
- Anger – Don’t become angry or frustrated easily. Remember you are in the specific situation, because Allah (swt) is testing you. Ask Him (swt) for help
Let us become a positive role model for our children and future of Islam. May Allah (swt) make each one of us success in this life and Hereafter. Aameen.